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UK to Offer Free Tin Foil to Addicts

By Chrisanne Grise

Experts hope offering the foil at treatment centers will reduce health risks and encourage more addicts to seek treatment. MORE  

How to Make a Syringe in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As the 19th International AIDS Conference in DC spotlights needle exchange programs, The Fix reports from America's prison system, where addicts take matters into their own hands. MORE  

Doc's Crusade to Cure his Own Hep-C

By Jed Bickman

Hepatitis C is often caught from used needles and is difficult to detect—but it can be cured, as one researcher demonstrated on himself. MORE  

California Gov Opens Up Needle Access

By Jennifer Matesa

Jerry Brown signs two bills to make sterile syringes easier to obtain in the Golden State, aiming to reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. MORE  

Needle Park Panic at The Times

By Maia Szalavitz

Red-faced Gray Lady has to issue a correction after running error-laden letter attacking liberal Dutch drug laws. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Seniors Urged to Cut Back on Booze, Feds Bust Big Chicago Drug Ring, and Drug War Divides Cops and Communities. MORE  

Feds Freaked by Rising Hep C Rates in Massachusetts

By Kenneth Garger and Walter Armstrong

75% of Massachusetts young people with hepatitis C have injected drugs. MORE  

The Needle and the (Infectious) Damage Done

By Dirk Hanson

With needles, you’re at risk for infections you can’t even pronounce. MORE  

Hep C: It's Just a Shot Away

By Dirk Hanson

Know your alphabet: Injecting drug users are more frequently infected with hepatitis A, B, C, and D. MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

9/19/14 7:30pm
Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm
Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

9/19/14 10:30am

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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